Allergists are warning of a shortage of a little-known product — honeybee, hornet and wasp venom extracts used in shots that prevent life-threatening reactions.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Nearly everyone knows someone who carries an EpiPen due to a severe allergy. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) is no different -- as a child, her daughter almost died from a reaction to nuts. But Mylan, the company that produces EpiPens,…
By PBS NewsHour
A recent study compares the health of Amish children with others, its conclusion boosts support for the so-called hygiene hypothesis: the idea that a lack of early childhood exposure to a diversity of germs can keep the immune system underdeveloped…
By Lindzi Wessel, STAT
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
The prices of Epipen auto-injectors have soared, so many are turning to manual syringes as a cheaper alternative, but the practice may not be the safest option.
Exposing infants to certain foods early on could prevent them from developing life-threatening allergies, but what about about those who are already allergic? Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on promising new research that may help some diminish dangerous reactions.
Since 1997, the estimated percentage of children in the U.S. who are allergic to peanuts has quadrupled. A new study challenges conventional wisdom, suggesting that introducing peanuts into infants’ diets could prevent allergies later on. Jeffrey Brown learns more from…
By Justin Scuiletti
A report in the journal Pediatrics Monday detailed an allergic reaction suffered by an 11-year-old boy treated at a San Diego hospital that doctors say is linked to the use of their family’s first-generation iPad. Doctors said the boy, who…
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